About Jean

Mary Bowen and Jean Ida Hoffman
Mary Bowen and Jean Ida Hoffman

Studying during the 1980’s with Mary Bowen, Jean was trained in the classic style which Mary learned from Joe and Clara Pilates. She continued studies in Modern Dance and Pilates and taught in both of those disciplines. Then, she pursued graduate level education and went on to teach movement to young children in the public schools for 20 years.

As a lover of all types of movement and a group fitness instructor, Jean has also taught a variety of fitness modalities in area health clubs.

Since 2001, Jean has been devoted to teaching the Pilates Method exclusively, enjoying the group classes on the mat as well as private lessons on the equipment. Currently, in addition to teaching at Sun Studio in Northampton, MA., Jean also teaches Pilates mat classes at Smith College in Northampton, MA.

Jean holds degrees in

  • Dance
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Special Education

Jean’s Certifications: